Silver Route II

The Silver Route is a natural trail that has linked the Cantabrian Sea with the Andalusian Atlantic Ocean since ancient times. Romans took advantage to build a road to transport precious silver, leaving behind the base of a major legacy taking you through history

Day 1
Departure. Sunday.
This beautiful town is closely linked to the Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe sanctuary. Declared a National Monument, this welcoming town has an infrastructure to cope with thousands of visitors and pilgrims who come here throughout the year to visit this beautiful Extremadura town with its typical popular architecture surrounding the Monastery.

The Royal Guadalupe Monastery, San Juan Bautista Hospital and the Infantes or Gramática School, as well as the fascinating architecture found in every street and square, are worth exploring.
Day 2
Monday.
Plasencia is the next stage of our trip through this stage of the Silver Route and it's a true gift for these last few hours in Extremadura. You can enjoy visiting the New and Old Cathedrals. The area surrounding the Cathedrals houses beautiful spots.

The bustling Plaza Mayor, the Bishop's Palace, the Palaces of the Marqueses of Mirabel, Carvajal-Girón, Las Torres and the convent of San Vicente Ferrer are further areas of particular interest in the city.
Day 3
Tuesday.
A pretty town full of history waiting to be explored, from the 12th-century Cathedral, the Walls, initially started by King Fernando II , the 16th-century Town Hall, Los Castro Palace, Los Águila Palace, the home of Los Vázquez, the 16th-17th-century Cerralbo Chapel, San Francisco convent, San Andrés church, Las Claras convent, and more. A place to travel through time...
Day 4
Wednesday.
Head to the Baroque 18th-century Plaza Mayor, open your eyes and be seduced by its harmonious beauty. The journey around the city starts from this lively spot. Discover the many monuments such as the 15th-century Casa de las Conchas, the 13th-century Old Cathedral, the New Cathedral dating from the 16th to the 18th centuries or the 16th-century University, as well as the many churches, palaces and archives.

The city of Salamanca is a treasure trove of monuments, where the bustle of the university beats in non-stop cultural activity. The surrounding region of Armuña (Castellanos de Villiquera, Monterrubio, Gomecello, La Velles) is famous for its vegetables with the La Silver Route passing through on its way towards Zamora.

To the south lie Arapiles and Mozarbez. Standing in the Salamancan countryside, Ledsema is another town that has a particular historical interest.
Day 5
Thursday.
Zamora is in the middle of the Ruta del Plata trail and is known as the Roman capital due to the amount of monuments that mark its streets and squares, including the beautiful Cathedral. A short distance away, on the outskirts of the city there are towns, such as La Hiniesta, which are of great historic value.

Places of interest to visit are the Cathedral, the historical centre, the San Isidro church, the San Pedro y San Ildefonso church, the Encarnación hospital and the Momos palace. Churches, palaces, old noble houses, convents and medieval streets are all waiting to be discovered.
Days 6 and 7
Friday and Saturday.
Benavente is the next stop on the route. The city of Benavente is located in the strategic area where the fertile valleys of Esla, Órbigo and Tera come together. We get to the Parador, which is in the Castillo de la Mota castle, and everything suggests that it was built in the contemporary era after Fernando II repopulated the city in the 12th century.

There is a lot to see and do in this town, such as the Santa María de Azogue church, the San Juan del Mercado church, and the Hospital de la Piedad which was built in the 16th century for pilgrims making their way to Santiago.